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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition

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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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I am looking for advice on 'to worm or not to worm". What are my options? i have just brought a horse to a new barn where they are on a daily dewormer, Strongid. I am not sure I want to do this, but the barn manager does it because she says manufacturer covers partial cost of any necessary colic surgeries should the horse colic while on the program....UGH. What to do?

Where are you from? NY

How did you locate this forum? good friend

Re: De-worming

Hi AJ,

Actually, a daily wormer is the safest way to go because you are providing a very small amount of dewormer each day, rather than a giving a large amount at one time every 2 months. Paste worming every 2 months is far more stressful to the horse and carries more risk of colic.

You'll still need to paste worm twice a year. In the spring, paste worm with ivermectin and prazaquantel for bots and tapeworms. And, in the fall, use just ivermectin.

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO